About midnight Thursday evening units of the Spalding Fire Department, Spalding Regional
EMS, Spalding Sheriffs units, and Henry County Police Patrol units and Emory Air Flight based
at the Griffin Spalding Airport responded to I-75 North of the Highway 16 interchange where a
one vehicle accident occurred. A passenger car left the roadway and struck a large tree. The
occupants were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extracted. One individual was taken
to Spalding Regional Hospital and one was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center. A landing
zone was established for the helicopter air abundance when both lanes of traffic, North and
South bound was closed. The incident remains under investigation.